Rotary's best kept secret – Fellowships

Several years ago, whilst on a motorcycle tour, I spotted a bike sporting a Rotary logo and engaged the rider in conversation. How was it he enquired, that as an obviously keen motorcyclist and a Rotarian I wasn't a member of the Rotary motorcycling fellowship? My answer was I didn't know one existed. Indeed, I didn't know fellowships existed or what they might be like. He provided me a contact for joining and now, ten years later, I find myself the President of the UK Chapter of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians (IFMR).

The IFMR is the second largest fellowship in Rotary International after yachting and boasts over 2000 members worldwide with around 120 based in GB&I.

Membership of our fellowship is open to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and their respective partners, who have an interest in motorcycling. Associate memberships are available for retired Rotarians and friends of the chapter.

Our Chapter meets up several times a year to share a two/three day hotel breaks arranged by members in various parts of the country, who then guide the group on rides around their chosen area. The routes are designed to both showcase the locality and provide a pleasurable motorcycling experience. The evenings are characterised by good fellowship and a lively atmosphere. On occasion we venture farther afield enjoying tours across Europe.

To get a fuller picture take a look at our website www.IFMR.org where you will find more information on our worldwide fellowship, along with details of the UK Chapter and its events. Or, if you prefer, you can email me at rotacyclist@btinternet.com.

If motorcycling isn't your thing, then try taking a look at Fellowships on the RI website www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships. There are over 60 to consider providing a great way to enjoy your interests with Rotary fellowship.

A glorious day for fellowship on the country roads

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by Church Wilne Rotary please contact Rotarian Nigel Roberts at: rccw1220@gmail.com

David Biggs
For the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians and the Rotary Club of Church Wilne


 

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